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New Anti-bullying Trend: Teaching Kids to Fight Ba

December 5, 2011

Must-read article from MSNBC

This article by Kristin Kalning was published last week on makes some very interesting points and it references the Gracie Bullyproof program, but it's ruffling some major feathers. Check it out:

If you found out that bullies were hassling your kid, what would you do? Help him rehearse comeback lines? Or show him how to open a can of whoop-ass, and knock those jerks into next week?

Bully-prevention efforts in recent years have focused on identifying the tormenters and enacting zero-tolerance policies. But the new trend in anti-bullying efforts is reaching out to the bullies' targets, the victims - and teaching them to stand up for themselves...(read more)